Jun 16, Once your lavender plant has had one year to establish itself, you’ll need to prune it once a year. The best time for when to prune lavender is in the spring just as the new growth is starting to come in.
Lavender plants, once established, will bloom year after year, attracting pollinators to your garden and producing a useful material for crafts, cooking and more.
How to Prune Lavender. When pruning lavender, it’s important to start out with a sharp, clean set of pruning shears. Wipe down the blades of your pruning shears with rubbing alcohol or bleach. Aug 18, Marianne Binetti demonstrates the mid-summer pruning of Lavender plants, as well as shares a resourceful way to use the harvested stumpchopping.barsted in lear. Aug 21, Cut off about 2/3 of the plant’s height or to just above the bottom two sets of leaves on each stem. Take care not to cut into the woody part of the plant which can cause damage.
Twice a year pruning will keep your plant healthy and compact. Lavender, zone 5 – 9Estimated Reading Time: 3 mins. Cutting back the old Lavender flower stems can be done anytime after flowering to remove the old flower stems and improve the plants appearance. You should cut an inch or two into the green leafy growth to give the plant a more compact shape and encourage dense growth. Shape the plant into a slightly mounded cushion.
This same rule may be applied to dead wood or branches when pruning Lavender bushes. You may trim out dead growth at anytime you. Dec 04, How To Cut Back Lavender. Start your spring lavender pruning by removing any dead wood or branches that are damaged or diseased.
Then cut back the plant by removing 1/3 of the length of each branch. Try to leave 2/3 of the length of each live branch on the plant.
Cutting back lavender is easiest with a pair of handheld pruning shears. These are my favorite ones to use:Estimated Reading Time: 3 mins.